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February 2012 - The Underwater Centre Blog

Meet our Team – Steve Grindrod

Steve Grindrod is an expert in underwater inspection and has been leading the development of Non-Destructive Testing training at The Underwater Centre for the past three years.  Here he tells us how he got started in commercial diving, and talks about the developments in the underwater inspection industry. “I left school before I was 16 […]

Meet our team – Paul Bury

Paul Bury has been leading the ROV training facility at The Underwater Centre in Fort William for over 10 years now, and still works around the world as an ROV pilot technician to keep his knowledge and skills up to date to pass on to students.  In this blog post Paul tells us how he […]

Commercial diving and windfarms

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen an increase in people keen to pursue a career in commercial diving, due to the increase in employment potential highlighted in reports documenting the rapidly expanding offshore wind sector in Europe*. “A total of 235 wind turbines, with an aggregate generating capacity of 866MW (megawatts) and costing […]

Meet our Team – Andrew ‘Herb’ Mitton

Andrew ‘Herb’ Mitton has been an instructor at The Underwater Centre, Tasmania, for the past three years.  In this week’s blog post, Herb tells us how he got started as a commercial diver and passes on some advice if you’re thinking of a career in commercial diving. “I was always fascinated by all things dive-related […]